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Bongeunsa Temple: The serenity of the most modern city

Bongeunsa Temple is located near COEX, and was constructed in the 10th of Silla King. It's 1,000-year-old temple surrounded by skyscrapers in Gangnam, Seoul
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Bongeunsa Temple is located near COEX, and was constructed in the 10th of Silla King. It’s 1,000-year-old temple surrounded by skyscrapers in Gangnam, Seoul


It is located north of COEX, and was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple and renamed it Bongeunsa Temple.

It is a 1,000-year-old temple surrounded by skyscrapers in Gangnam, Seoul. Many people visit the temple and make wishes. Maitreya Buddha in front of Daewoongjeon Hall and the Hyeonpan built to publish Buddhist books and store the scriptures is famous.

In particular, the inscription on the Hyeonpan in Panjeon was written by Chusa Kim Jung-hee, a renowned calligrapher of the time who was staying at the temple and spending his last years.

It runs a temple stay for foreigners and a temple life program that experiences about three hours of temple life, and on every Thursday, there is a program to experience Balwoo Gongyang, Chamsun and Yebu Takbon.


Closed
N/A (Open all year round)

Activity Information
[Templestay]
– Overnight Templestay
– Retreat-type Templestay
– Refer to the website or make a phone inquiry for detailed information

Parking Facilities
Available

Admission Fees
Free

Restrooms
Available

Parking Fees
Free for the first 30 minutes
3,000 won for each additional hour

Interpretation Services Offered
English, Japanese

Pets
Not permitted


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